In nearly 20 years of being a media member…I can’t remember a case in which I wholeheartedly believed someone was guilty before all the facts were laid out……but that’s how I feel in regards to Jerry Sandusky. Maybe if there weren’t so many accusers….or so many eyewitnesses….I would give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe it’s because I have 3 very young boys and my objectivity is thus compromised. Maybe it’s because I hate anyone who could mistreat a child in any way…shape or form. Take your pick. Either way….I hope this guy rots the rest of his life away.
If you read the grand jury testimony you can see where I’m coming from. You might say people can lie….and I would say you’re exactly right. But 10 people? That’s a stretch. You might say eyewitness testimony is not always factual….and I would say you’re exactly right. But this eyewitness testimony is pretty straightforward and damning. An assistant coach who sees Sandusky naked….gyrating slowly up against a 10-12 year old boys backside in the showerroom late at night accompanied by smacking sounds. A high school wrestling coach who showed up at the Penn State facilities late one night to find Sandusky spooning with a young boy in a secluded back room late at night. Or how about the janitor who told his supervisor he witnessed
I always try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Initially…with